"There isn't an equivalent term used in the media to describe a divorced man. Why as a society do we keep having these titles that only describe women who are in situation that's considered negative? There are these socially accepted terms to call women and when they were used to describe me i thought `Wow - how is this so'?"
In a far-reaching interview on the Finding Fearless podcast, Cass was reflecting on the joys and pitfalls of being newly divorced - a topic she is rapidly becoming an expert in as host of a new podcast series called Divorce Story, which aims to help women survive and thrive post-separation.
With 1 in 2 marriages ending in divorce in Australia, Cass said she realised there was an audience hungry for information and practical advice about how best to navigate the tumultuous divorce journey, and she was happy to oblige. She is hopeful that by shedding a light on these stories and her own experience that divorce will no longer be a taboo topic.
"What became apparent from talking to people on the podcast is that when your marriage ends there is no time limit on how long you grieve it's death - it's different for everyone.
"What is surprising is that you do eventually become ambivalent about your ex. With a bit of time, you start living your own life and surprisingly, you honestly don't think about them anymore."
Listen in to the interview here (or on your podcast platform of choice) for her first-hand advice on getting over a separation and how she recreated her new life.